This is possibly the hottest personality in football right now! Who will be the new national coach? The DFB officially broke away from the laughing flick on Sunday. Since then the search for a successor is in full swing. What is certain is sporting director Rudi Völler will sit on the bench alongside Hannes Wolff and Sandro Wagner for Tuesday’s international against France. But then what?
The DFB is more concerned with a long-term solution. According to German media reports, Julian Nagelsmann is likely to be the favorite for the position. Ralf Rangnick, whose name is also mentioned in the background, is definitely not available for the job as DFB national coach. The OFB team boss made this clear in an ORF interview on Monday morning ahead of the final training in Windischgarsten. When asked if he would be available to answer the DFB’s request, he simply replied “no”.
However, the OFB coach pulled himself out of the game in search of a successor. “I made the decision 14 months ago to work here as team boss and prepare the team so that we can qualify for the European Championships and play well there. Everything else is not an issue for me, said Rangnik, 65, hours before the flight to Sweden. With a win in Solna, Austria will almost certainly reach Euro 2024 in Germany.